July 18 (Renewables Now) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said on Tuesday it has secured a firm and unconditional order for the supply of 48.3 MW of wind turbines in the Dominican Republic.
Under the terms of the deal, awarded by Spanish group Elecnor SA, the Danish wind turbine maker will deliver and install 14 units of the V117-3.45 MW model for the Larimar II wind farm in the region of Enriquillo. Vestas expects to start turbine deliveries in the first quarter of 2018, while commissioning is scheduled for the third quarter of the year.
Elecnor will build the wind farm under a USD-89.1-million (EUR 77.6m) turnkey contract from Spanish utility Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina SA (EGE Haina)
The Danish firm will have equipped 131 MW of wind parks in the Dominican Republic, once Larimar II is completed. In the list is also the 49.5-MW Larimar I plant, which was commissioned in 2016. The latter is also owned by EGE Haina.
The Dominican Republic has set a target to use more renewables and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 25% by 2030 from 2010 levels.